We wouldn’t expect anything less! Singer Billie Eilish is practically royalty at the 2019 American Music Awards — and you better believe she showed up like it, too. The 17-year-old pop icon arrived at this year’s AMAs in style, rocking a Burberry tracksuit and a diamond-embellished beekeepers hat and mask.
It’s well known that Billie’s style was birthed out of a desire to turn the conventional knack for dressing provocatively on its ear, but what some people aren’t aware of is that the singer dealt with body dysmorphia issues growing up as well. “That was probably when I was the most insecure,” the brunette beauty told Rolling Stone back in July, recalling her time working with a competitive dance company at age 12. “I wasn’t as confident. I couldn’t speak and just be normal. When I think about it or see pictures of me then, I was so not OK with who I was.”
“At dance, you wear really tiny clothes. And I’ve never felt comfortable in really tiny clothes,” she revealed. “I was always worried about my appearance. That was the peak of my body dysmorphia. I couldn’t look in the mirror at all.”
That being said, it seems as though the prodigal performer has softened to the idea of showing off a little more as she gets older. “I’m gonna be a woman. I wanna show my body,” she dished to Elle for their Women In Music cover story. “What if I wanna make a video where I wanna look desirable? Not a porno! But I know it would be a huge thing,” she complained regarding the double standard for women. “I know people will say, ‘I’ve lost all respect for her.’”
But she doesn’t want anyone to feel obligated to cover up just because she likes to — in fact, she’s all about wearing whatever makes you feel like you. “You’re missing the point!” she told the outlet. “The point is not: Hey, let’s go slut-shame all these girls for not dressing like Billie Eilish. It makes me mad. I have to wear a big shirt for you not to feel uncomfortable about my boobs!”
Either way, she’s not only rocking her AMAs look, it seems as though she feels good in it, too. You go, girl.